After the former F1 supremo, Bernie Ecclestone desired a race behind the Iron Curtain in the 1980’s, Hungary was chosen and hence the Hungaroring was built, opening in 1986.
Built in just 8 months, the circuit hosted is first Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix that year, being ever present on the calendar since. The Hungaroring has also hosted other motorsport series including rounds of the WTCC and DTM touring car series, the GT Open series and the World Series by Renault.
Location & Travel
The Hungaroring is located in the small village of Mogyoród, approximately 18km from the capital of Hungary, Budapest.
Air: The Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport is located about 24km away from Budapest, with flights to many European destinations as well as North America. The city can be reached by bus in about 25 minutes.
Bus: There are two free shuttle buses that run for ticket holders every 30 minutes over race weekend to Hungaroring Gate 3 – from Örs vezét tere (Kerepesi út) and Kerepes HÉV station.
Driving & Parking: You can drive to Hungaroring along the Motorway 3 (M3), from which the circuit can be reached at exit 19 and follow the signs. Car parking is available behind the gas station on the main gate, costing 2.000 HUF (€5) or 3.000 HUF (€10) on Saturday/Sunday.
Train: The HÉV is the rail service that runs across Budapest – the nearest station is at Mogyoród HÉV station, although there is no dedicated bus service from here to the track it is about a 25 minute walk. Alternatively, you could catch a train to Kerepes HÉV station from where there are free shuttle services.
Ticket prices vary considerably for the Formula 1 depending on which day you attend and which kind of ticket you want – varying from VIP to Grandstand to General Admission.
For further information and to purchase tickets, visit the official F! website here.